Twitter API U-turn; CSAM still on Twitter
Yesterday saw Elon Musk, the company's founder, make a U-turn on Twitter API after he stated that the code behind both third-party clients and automated posting bots would not be available freely. Separately, a new study claims that even the.
Yesterday saw Elon Musk, the company's founder, make a U-turn on Twitter API after he stated that the code behind both third-party clients and automated posting bots would not be available freely.
You're reading this story because you clicked on 9to5Mac on Twitter. This is thanks to an Application Programming Interface, which allows posts to automatically be tweeted as soon as they're published.
It was when third-party apps stopped functioning that the first sign of trouble occurred. This was actually an intentional decision. Musk later stated that the company would continue offering APIs for auto-posting bots but that it would be a feeable service starting February 9.
Even larger media outlets would not be able to afford the proposed costs.
The API announcement caused a commotion as many of the developers behind popular Twitterbots announced that they would no more be able offer the service. Others pointed out that the appeal of Twitter was in its immediate and free access to news and other timely information. Musk was effectively taking away a key reason people use the social network.
This is not enough. I don't believe you are getting it. Twitter API is WHAT MADE TUTORIAL. It's the only social network that allowed for open source interactivity. Future developers will be careful not to copy [email protected] Elon: What happens to the newer botsWhat are your plans for determining if they will provide good content? What criteria do you use to determine what food content is acceptable? This is the first step to making a drastic change.
Musk stated in November last year that removing CSAM would be "priority #1". More than two years later, a New York Times report claims that Musk has not been able to remove the most easily detected CSAM.The New York Times reviewed the images and found that they were still being used on the platform. This imagery is commonly known as child pornography. It also included widely circulated material that authorities consider the easiest to find and eliminate.
The review shows that Twitter had largely lost or eliminated staff who were familiar with the problem. It also failed to stop the spread of abusive images, which were previously identified by authorities. Twitter stopped paying for detection software that was critical to its efforts [presumably in an effort to reduce costs].Twitter claims that the company is becoming more aggressive in tackling the problem. However, an experiment by the paper casts doubt on this claim. It quickly discovered well-known material, and others.
Lloyd Richardson, technology director at the Canadian centre, said that "the volume we can find with minimal effort is quite significant. It shouldn’t be the job external people to find such content sitting on their systems." Apple had to suspend its CSAM-detection plans after concerns were raised over the possibility of abuse by repressive countries. In December, Apple announced that it had permanently abandoned the plan.
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